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Sony HDR-AS30VE Camcorder

11.9MP 1/2 83g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Full HD
Very light
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Good Brand

We checked 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HDR-AS30VE.


Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-AS30VE is Full HD, as are most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.73) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the HDR-PJ240 (£209.99), or the HDR-AS200 (£229.99) both from Sony.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

At only 83 grams, the Sony HDR-AS30VE is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder. The lightest camcorder of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 50g weight, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 400g.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.73) (310g and higher rated).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The Sony HDR-AS30VE has one of the bigger minimum illuminations (6 lux) amongst camcorders of this age. The minimum illuminations of camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdras30vecen
Barcodes 04905524945027

Sony HDR-AS30VE Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-AS30VE review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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